Somoza family

Somoza Dynasty
República de Nicaragua
Flag Coat of arms
Capital Managua
Languages Spanish
Government Military dictatorship
Historical era Cold War
   Nicaraguan presidential election, 1936 January 1, 1937
  Nicaraguan Revolution 1960s
   Disestablished July 17, 1979
Currency Nicaraguan córdoba
Preceded by
Succeeded by
[[Federal Republic of Central America]]

The Somoza family was an influential political dynasty who ruled Nicaragua as a family dictatorship from 1936 to 1979.


Anastasio Somoza Garcia was the first president who won the presidential election and took over the country. Although they only held the presidency for 30 of those 43 years, they were the power behind the other presidents of the time through their control of the National Guard. Their regime was overthrown by the Sandinista National Liberation Front during the Nicaraguan Revolution.

Three of the Somozas served as President of Nicaragua. They were:

Other members of the Somoza family include:


This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 8/14/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.